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Military Kids Club makes blanket to comfort student

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington Middle School 6th grade student Abigail Madison knew little when she was pulled out of class Wednesday afternoon.

Marjorie Johnson – a 6th and 8th-grade counselor at the middle school – escorted the timid Abigail down the hallway and introduced her to three wide-grinned students. They were smiling ear to ear because they had a surprise for Abigail – a homemade blanket they were anxious to deliver.

“We made the blanket to make sure she’s comforted during the time she needs it most,” said 8th grader Alyssa Covarrubias. (more…)

ACS releases statement on Florida school shooting

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – The past 24 hours have marked another tragedy for our nation, as more students and families are left struggling to comprehend, grieve and find resolution in the heartbreaking and senseless school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

What happened Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is painful. Schools are the bedrock of our society, a place for our young minds to grow and develop. Unfortunately, many students in Parkland will not be able to explore what life had to offer them. For that, we mourn with the families and friends of the victims and hope peace will someday be attainable. (more…)

Arlington art students see record year at annual competition

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington High School art students won big at this year’s Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards competition, bringing home more Gold Key Awards than any other public school in Shelby County.

The program recognizes students’ outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and provides students with cash prizes and scholarship opportunities.

Arlington High Senior Dasia Lloyd walked away with the largest prize, one of two $40,000 full-ride art scholarship to the University of Memphis, for her portfolio called “Simply Complex,” a showcase of all things mechanical such as gears and machine parts.

Other cash prize winners include Ally Ware, who won the Printmaking Award, and Sydnee Jackson who won the Amy Lange Award and ranked 2nd place overall in the senior division. (more…)

ACS announces Arlington Collegiate Academy

Arlington Collegiate Academy placing emphasis on college credits while in high school

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington Community Schools announced today its newest venture into offering specialized tracks for high school students.

The Arlington Collegiate Academy is an academic and career leadership program that places an emphasis on obtaining college credits while in high school. Unlike Arlington High’s existing Scholars Program, which is being replaced by the ACA, the Collegiate Academy streamlines the process for students to take full advantage of dual enrollment, Honors and Advanced Placement courses and dual credit.

“Our high school already does a great job offering students access to dual enrollment college courses and credits, but we want to maximize that effort by putting in place structure and focus,” said Superintendent Tammy Mason.  (more…)

Arlington High introduces new Fine Arts academy

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) – Arlington Community Schools today introduced its newest addition to Arlington High School – the PAVE Fine Arts Academy.

PAVE, which stands for Performing Arts & Visual Experience, is a program designed specifically for students interested in forging a career or post-secondary education degree in the arts.

“We’ve heard from several ACS alumni that they wished they had the opportunity to focus more on the arts in the high school,” said Superintendent Tammy Mason. “These students either went on to study the arts in college or made a career for themselves in the field. Why wait until then? We can give our students the opportunities to build their future now.”  (more…)

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